Happy Groundhog Day 2012

By | February 2, 2012


A Groundhog

Update: Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter.

Every February 2 for over 125 years, a groundhog named Phil emerges from his burrow on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to predict the weather for the rest of the winter season. If Phil sees his shadow, then there will be six weeks of more winter weather. If he doesn’t see his shadow, spring will come early.

Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Website

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based wildlife photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Steve’s images are created from his overwhelming passion for being outdoors with cameras in tow.

0 thoughts on “Happy Groundhog Day 2012

  1. judi

    If it’s 6 more weeks of this winter it won’t be so bad, except I miss a good snowstorm. Maybe just 1 before winter is over? Lexie our Siberian Huskey has started shedding, that’s our personal indicator winter is nearly over here in NW Ark. This doesn’t usually happen until March. Great photo of groundhog, love it’s big teeth.

  2. Barbara

    So in Ontario, Wiarton Willy, a very pampered white groundhog, pops up to let us know what’s what in terms of Spring’s arrival, and he begs to differ with your Punxsutawney Phil. Willy says spring will be early this year… either way, I suspect it’s bound to be six more weeks of uncertain snow, rain, cold, mild, windy, blustery, peculiar weather.

    Love your photos Steve.

    And I agree with Judi – one great big snow storm, just one where I’m not out driving would be terrific.

  3. Suzie

    Haha, I agree with Mia. They are cute. Look at those front teeth. 🙂 Nice photos.